The BC Interior Community Foundation is dedicated to supporting arts & culture in our area
BCICF holds a number of funds which support arts & culture projects & programs in our region. These funds also help support organizations who contribute to enhancing arts & culture in our communities.
Arts & Culture Funds:
Arts & Culture Field of Interest
Boogie the Bridge Culture Fund
Creating Tomorrow Legacy Campaign
Donald Bennett Music Legacy Fund
Dr. & Mrs. William (Bill) & Marguerite Elliot Fund
Dick & Mich Sawada Legacy Fund
Jann LM Bailey Foundation Fund
Kamloops Art Gallery Foundation Fund
Kamloops Art Gallery Fred Doubt Memorial Foundation Fund
Kamloops Arts & Crafts Club Fund
Kamloops Music Collective Legacy Fund
Kamloops North Shore Performing Arts Fund
Kamloops Symphony Society Heritage Sustainability Fund
Marie Laroche & Dean Hirschfeldt Fund
Performing Arts BC Festival Fund
Sam Seright – Young Artists Bursary Fund
Sons of Norway, Lief Erikson Lodge Fund
St. Andrew’s Calendonia Society
The David Mardon Memorial Fund
The Kamloops Festival of the Performing Arts Fund
The Music Fund (Pamela Hughes Memorial Fund)
Western Canada Theatre Company Endowment Fund
Western Canada Theatre Company Society Heritage Sustainability Fund
We are thrilled to be a part of the funding for the Kamloops Festival of the Performing Arts; President Annette Glover stopped by in July 2019 for a wonderful visit with BCICF Executive Director Rob Miller. Big thanks to the KFPA for their wonderful work supporting Performing Arts in our communities!
Kamloops Art Gallery is another great local organization that is funded in part by the BC Interior Community Foundation.
In December of 2018, a $3600 cheque was presented by BC Interior Community Foundation Executive Director Robert Miller to the Kamloops Music Collective Whole Note Program, which provides full scholarships for Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music (KISSM). This support was made possible through the generosity of the Lloyd and Rae Nixon Fund.
BCICF supports Arts & Culture! In 2014 the Foundation awarded Winding Rivers Arts & Performance Society a $500 grant to purchase a brand new set of 3-octave chimes for the Desert Bells Handbell Choir. This Handbell Choir has musicians aged 9 to senior, and now they can enjoy practising and performing with a new set of bells.